Labor minister faces discipline for management negligence

By Staff reporters   April 3, 2024 | 02:44 am PT
Labor minister faces discipline for management negligence
Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
The Communist Party's Central Inspection Committee has recommended that the Party's Politburo punish labor minister Dao Ngoc Dung and his predecessor Pham Thi Hai Chuyen for violations regarding a notorious business.

The committee said in a statement issued Wednesday that it has recommended punishments for the Party Committee of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs of the terms 2011-2016 and 2016-2021.

The Party Committee of both terms were found to have violated principles of democratic centralism and negligent in management, allowing certain organizations and individuals to violate the law and Party regulations. The violations were committed in the conduct of mechanisms and policies regarding vocational training, and the conduct of bidding packages by the Advanced International Joint Stock Company (AIC) and businesses under its ecosystem.

Such violations have severely affected the results of the vocal training development strategy, leading to severe consequences and risking losses to the state’s money and properties.

Dung, 62, became the labor minister in April 2016.

Over the last two years, AIC has been investigated for bidding violations at several units and localities. AIC Group was among Vietnam's 500 largest enterprises in 2012, with annual revenues of around VND10 trillion (US$406.75 million). The company operates in various fields including healthcare, education and real estate.

AIC’s chairwoman Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan was accused of several crimes, including bribery and bidding violations, but has been evading authorities and is internationally wanted.

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